Subacute left ventricular rupture supported with a percutaneous left ventricular assist device

Ravikiran Korabathina, Duc Thinh Pham, Navin K. Kapur

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Cardiac rupture is a fatal complication of transmural myocardial infarction that is associated with high mortality. We describe the successful management of a case of subacute cardiac rupture and cardiogenic shock supported by a percutaneous left ventricular assist device (LVAD) as a bridge to surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)246-247
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Invasive Cardiology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2011



  • heart failure
  • left ventricular aneurysm
  • ventricular assist device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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